The news come straight from Feral Interactive, the studio in charge of Sleeping Dogs’ Mac version. The game was originally released on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC (Windows only) in 2012.
In 2014, it was re-released as the Definitive Edition, including all DLC and enhanced visuals, sound and gameplay. This the version we got on Mac.
In Sleeping Dogs, you take control of undercover cop, Wei Shen, as he works to take down the Sun On Yee Triad. Wei will have to prove himself and take part in a series of crimes full of shootings, fistfights, and car chases.
The game takes place in an open-world Hong Kong that you can explore by foot, car or boat. You can be part of illegal street races, gambling and even free-running across the city’s rooftops.
If this sounds a lot like Grand Theft Auto, it’s because it is a lot like Grand Theft Auto. And that’s a good thing.
As Feral’s Managing Director, David Stephen, said, “open-world city games are few and far between on Mac”. Rockstar stopped supporting the Mac a long time ago, and the odds we’ll see Grand Theft Auto 4 or 5 on Mac are small. There are rumors that Saints Row games may come to the Mac, but until then, Sleeping Dogs your best Grand Theft Auto alternative.
Wondering if your Mac has the chops to run Sleeping Dogs? These are the official Mac system requirements:
- 2.0GHz CPU
- 4GB RAM
- 1GB or better graphics card
- Mac OS X 10.10.5 or later
- AMD 6970 graphics card or better
- NVIDIA 650 graphics card or better
- Intel Iris Pro series graphics or better
Pay special attention to the graphics card requirements. If you have an old Mac, chances are you won’t have a powerful enough card.